Prep Sports Roundup: Volleyball Rams take down Basalt, improve to 4-1
Roaring Fork’s volleyball team fought off bouts of inconsistency to take down visiting Basalt, 25-6, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, on Tuesday.
Megan Gianinetti belted 15 kills and had 15 digs and Madison Handy swatted 10 kills as the Rams moved to 4-1 on the young season.
“We got off to a really good start that first game,” Roaring Fork coach Carrie Shultz said. “We just have to learn to be a little more consistent.”
Hattie Gianinetti added seven kills for the Rams and Caitlin Kinney six. Josie Horn finished with 12 digs and Taylor Adams dished out 36 assists.
Roaring Fork only trailed Tuesday’s boys soccer game against visiting Basalt for maybe 30 seconds. Unfortunately for the Rams, it was the last 30 seconds.
A goal in the waning moments propelled the Longhorns to a 3-2 win over their valley rival in Carbondale.
The Rams got goals from Izzy Leyva and Enrique Abarca.
Roaring Fork had a chance to break a 2-all count late when, with Basalt down to 10 men because of a red card, Lalo Clement came within inches of a tapping in a cross near the far post.
“It was kind of a totem-pole thing,” Rams coach Aaron Anderson said. “We had the momentum and they came right back and put a goal on us.”
Rifle’s boys golfers finished in a tie for second place with Aspen at Tuesday’s tournament at Vail Golf Club.
Danny Bartels led the Bears with a 5-over-par 76 for third place as an individual. He finished two strokes back of Aspen’s Jesse Beetham, the tourney medalist. Summit’s Dylan Mitchell placed second with a 75.
Coal Ridge’s boys soccer team pummeled visiting Moffat County, 11-1, on Tuesday.
Edgar Enriquez buried four goals and Enrique Bucio and Chaz Apostolik finished off two apiece as the Titans rolled in their opener.
Jose Rodriguez, Tias Dacuma and Sergio Valentine-Morin all had a goal apiece.
“We played really well,” Coal Ridge coach Mike Mikalakis said. “We worked well together and moved the ball around the field. I couldn’t be happier.”
Grand Valley won one of its three games at the past weekend’s Lake County Invitational in Leadville.
The Cardinals defeated Center, 6-1, on Friday, and followed up with losses to host Lake County, 4-0, and The Pinnacle, 8-2.
Grand Valley allowed an early goal and then erupted for six unanswered strikes in its victory over Center.
Luis Vicencio had a hat trick, Santos Cornejo two goals and Luis Pena one. Will Hinkle finished with two assists and Vicencio, Cornejo and Freddy Isidoro each had one to pace the Cardinals.
“Things clicked,” Grand Valley coach Eric Sarno said. “We kept the ball the majority of the game and were more dynamic offensively. It was nice to see this group score some goals. I guess three goals in a game has been the most ever for the program. We focused on trying to get the first goal and building from there, so giving up the first goal and scoring six unanswered showed the mental toughness.”
Goalkeeper Tucker Schultz saved a penalty kick and Isidoro was a force in the midfield.
Against Lake County, the Cardinals surrendered a goal in the sixth minute and trailed 3-0 by halftime.
“We were much more organized in the second half, creating more looks on goal and giving up the lone goal,” Sarno said. “Lake County had the majority of possession and we had trouble keeping up with their pace and athleticism all day.”
Isidoro and Vicencio had Grand Valley’s goals against The Pinnacle. Vicencio and Pena had assists.
“I am obviously disappointed with giving up eight goals in a game, but we can definitely take away positives from the tournament,” Sarno said. “It’s tough to ask a team to play three matches in less than a day, so it was clear the boys were fatigued, along with a couple minor injures that were picked up. We played some quality teams up there, and it’s good for the boys to have these games before going into conference.”
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